PH Navy: Coastal monitoring stations help detect Chinese vessels

PH Navy: Coastal monitoring stations help detect Chinese vessels

 


So that that the nation will know that its Armed Forces is doing its mandated job as prescribed in the Constitution.

 

The Philippine Navy announced that through its littoral monitoring stations, it is monitoring the country’s vast territorial waters even without having naval ships on site.

 

This is according to PN chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo when asked by reporters on how the Navy managed to detect and monitor the activities of two Chinese survey ships off Recto Bank sometime last week.


A littoral observatory station somewhere north of Luzon
(photo credit to owner)

 

“They were detected by our littoral monitoring stations, these have software and applications that can monitor beyond the horizon even if they cannot monitor it from (the) site,” Bacordo said in a mix of English and Filipino.

 

Reports came out last week that to Chinese survey ships has already left and was replaced with another one.

 

Asked if there is a need to send a Philippine Navy vessel ship in tha area, the PN chief said it’s the call of the operational commander which has jurisdiction over the area.

Recto Bank is under the jurisdiction of Naval Forces West.

“That is the operational commander’s call, you have to base it on the availability of vessels, the current disposition of vessels or aircraft, and their present mission also,” Bacordo said.




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